Verde Valley Teen Maze Teaches Real-World Lessons

Verde Valley Teen Maze, a community-driven event to help youth experience the consequences of life choices and provide them with information they need to make good choices, will be held February 28th through March 2nd from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at Clemenceau Building (COCSD Office), 1 N. Willard St. Cottonwood, AZ 86326. Teen Maze…

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January Is National Stalking Awareness Month

January 2023 marks the nineteenth National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM), an annual call to action to recognize and respond to this traumatic and dangerous crime. It is critical to raise the issue of stalking as a form of interpersonal violence as well as a crime that frequently predicts and co-occurs with physical violence and sexual…

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Donate Using Arizona State Tax Credit

You’ve probably heard of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit, but don’t know all the details about it. That’s okay! You’re not alone. Let’s break it down to its simplest steps. The state of Arizona provides a variety of individual tax credits, including the AZ Charitable Tax Credit. This tax credit allows taxpayers to make charitable…

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Page Springs Cellars Donor Story

Community Development Director Tracey McConnell had an opportunity to interview Gayle Glomski, Founder Vin de Filles, An Arizona Women’s Wine Project, which raised $25,000 October 2021 and $40,000 October 2022 to directly benefit survivors of domestic and sexual violence served by the Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS). How did you first hear about our organization? I…

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Christmas Gifts from Donors to Clients

Hideaway House, Sisterhood Connection Foundation, Quail Country Quilters Guild, Sedona Elks Lodge, Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock, Corina Taylor & daughter Kaitlynn Schabatka, Cottonwood Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots, Oak Creek Club Niners, White Light Crystal, Books, and Angels, St. John Vianney Church, Walker Marshal, Michelle & Frank Barry (and many anonymous donors)…

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Donor Story, Renee and Doug Leuthold

Renee and Doug Leuthold met with Community Development Director Tracey McConnell on November 14th to learn more about the Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS). They asked a lot of great questions! Who knew they would propose giving $50,000 to help us raise more funds for our important work? What an extraordinary gift for us to receive!…

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Margie’s Story

The Verde Valley Sanctuary literally saved my life! My gratitude quotient is off the charts. You see, I didn’t realize I was being domestically abused. I lived with an alcoholic who was increasingly violent. It wasn’t until I was eight years into this violence that a female sheriff encouraged me to get domestic violence counseling.…

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Thank You from Verde Valley Sanctuary!

We at the Verde Valley Sanctuary (VVS) are honored and deeply moved by your efforts to help us raise funds for our mission to provide safety, services, and comfort to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Your generosity enables us to make a beautiful and meaningful difference for the many individuals and families we support.…

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‘Vin de Filles’ Donates $40,000 to Verde Valley Sanctuary

‘Vin de Filles’, an Arizona wine grown, produced, and bottled by women, released their 2nd vintage during its second Fund-Raising Dinner in mid-October on the Vineyard Deck at Page Springs Cellars, Cornville, Arizona. The group of female volunteers ranging in age between 11 and 68 started the Vin de Filles wine label in 2020. Thanks…

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Be aware of domestic violence around the holidays

Domestic violence does not take a break for the holidays, and strained families who gather together should be aware of its warning signs and the resources available to help them. Many survivors in a situation of domestic violence try to stick it out during the holidays. “We typically see a decrease in the number of…

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